Annual Research Symposium 2015 of the faculty of Education was held on 30th October 2015 from 8.30 am to 3.30 pm.

This year theme of the symposium is Education and social cohesion.

The keynote speaker was Dr. Riidiger Blumor Programme Coordinator , Education for social cohesion Programme, GIZ Sri Lanka .

The chief guest was the Vice Chancellor of the University of Colombo, Senior Professor Lakshman Dissanayake.

There were two parallel sessions and 18 papers were presented by staff and post graduate students of the faculty.


1.Education for social cohesion in the context of the Sri Lankan school system

Dr. Riidiger Blumor

2. An inquiry into the students’ readiness for self-directed learning

L.M. Kapila Banadara

3.Predictive validity of grade 5 scholarship test


4. Assessing soft skills of Bachelor of Education undergraduates


5. Challenges of shifting to bilingual medium education in state universities : a case study

E.Sulochana Neranjani

6. A study on the nature and impact of the ICT subject on Post Graduate Diploma in Education students

P.K.J.E Nonis

7. Primary teacher experiences, awareness and benifits about the children with reading and writing disability

Samudra Senarath

8. Towards Quality : Critical analysis of curriculum practices of teachers at the classroom level


9. Teaching of second national language (2NL) in Sri Lanka : success and failure in achieving objectives of 2NL

S.Athirathan , M.Karunanithy

10. Teaching second national language in tamil schools: the case of Batticaloa district in Sri Lanka

Virajith Gamage, A.M.Hettige

11. An inquiry into the learning environment of bilingual mathemtics classrooms in Sri Lanka

D.Keppitigoda, W.Chandradasa

12. ‘Shifters ‘ in bilingual education : problems and challenges of learning through a second language

M.Perera, S.A.Kularathne                                                  PDF

13. Efficacy of “micro teaching” in teacher education ; developing teaching skills of prospective teachers

R.M.D.Rohan, M.V.Vithanapathirana

14. Crossing the cultural boundaries :developng interlectual competence of Engish language teachers

Shashini R.Tennakoon, W.M.Pragnadarshana

15. An investigation of the present status of self-regulated learnin skills of university students studying in the open and distance learning environment

D.Vajira Manjarie De Silva

16. Designing EAP material for low english proficience (LEP) undergraduates : Application of principles of curriculum design

Z.D Hussian

17. Improving achievement in chemistry of G.C.E (A/L) students developing effective learning and teaching strategies


18. Nature of science: is it a base for lesson planning?

W.Pushpa                                                                                   PDF

19. Optimal learning environment for difficult area schools

W.A.N.Wellapuli                                                                       PDF

20. Altering academic behavior : aprerequisite for classroom intervention to improve academic performance

L.C.D Wickramanayake

21.  A gender-based analysis of the school library usage trends of the new entrants : a case study

Pradeepa Wijethunga, Kalpana Manathunga